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identification help

Discussion in 'Pesticide & Herbicide Application' started by drobin, Jul 4, 2009.

  1. drobin

    drobin LawnSite Member
    Posts: 154

    what is this lawn issue? We have had a lot of rain here so its not a drought issue for sure, thanks

  2. bug-guy

    bug-guy LawnSite Senior Member
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  3. Jason Rose

    Jason Rose LawnSite Fanatic
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    Is that a lawn or a field? Looks like it hasn't seen a mower in weeks and it was mowed at 6+ inches before that.

    The brown stalks sticking up look to me like seed head stems that have had the tops cut off. Other than that, it's a horrible stand of grass, all clumps.
  4. drobin

    drobin LawnSite Member
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    It is lawn we have had tremendous rain in ny so lawns Are real long, I have seen red thread but I thought that was in circular patterns and it's not really that red
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  5. turf hokie

    turf hokie LawnSite Silver Member
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  6. Think Green

    Think Green LawnSite Silver Member
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    Second the motion.............call for another ordinance!
    Looks like fescue with the tips cut off during seeding.
    I have an area of bermuda grass and tall fescue blended with tufted lovegrass.
    When it is mowed, not to hurt the tall fescue, the tufted lovegrass will leave tall shards like this!!

    Good call!
  7. garydale

    garydale LawnSite Senior Member
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    The brown stalks are from seed head production as suggested earlier.
    Lower blade to cut off stalks then raise it back for next mowing.
    The clumpie growth is Tall fescue in need of overseeding this August. IMHO
  8. RigglePLC

    RigglePLC LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 12,211

    Ryegrass seedstalks--do as above.

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